Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
elections? >> we'll have more on last night's debate, including a fast check on mitt romney's tax plan. >>> right now beverly farmer gives us a fact check on your morning commute. >> fairfax county we have issues. sky 9 showing us the scene of the crash. a medevac. southbound will be blocked at monument drive. you're watching 9news now. we'll be back with more news and traffic. stay with us. >>> we're back at 6:29. this is always the place to get your weather first. here's a live look at springfield, virginia. lots of slow traffic in that area. you'll need to take some rain gear with you. mostly cloudy, 69 degrees. >>> thanks so much for starting your thursday with us. i'm mike hydeck. >>> i'm andrea roane. meteorologist howard bernstein is live on the weather terrace to expand on our forecast. good morning. >> good morning. light sprinkles out here. the ground is wet. the streets are wet. but it's not pouring like a couple of mornings ago. this may add a little extra time but shouldn't be anything too significant to the morning commute. here is a look at the day planner. the good news
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
of us. let's say the fiscal cliff happens. a major tax hike is on the way if congress doesn't act and soon. the tax policy center estimates most households could see an nch tax increase of -- an average tax increase of $3500. that's because a record number of tax increases are due mostly to the expiration of temporary provisions that were put in place since 2001. they're said to take effect in january. all tolled, the center estimates the taxes would rise by more than $500 billion in 2013. the good news? if you think congress will let all the scheduled tax increases take effect but at the moment it's not clear what kind of fiscal clear deal lawmakers want to negotiate. and anything they do resolve won't happen till after the election. >>> it's a boy for yahoo's c.e.o. mar ris ya may -- marissa mayer. she was one of the original employees of google. she planned to go back to work a few weeks after giving birth and her comments set off a lengthy debate about how corporate family policies makes it hard to juggle a successful career and family. >>> questions are being raised about ike
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
bag tax another look. right now you have to pay a nickel. county council president says the tax may have hit too many kind of retailers. and it may need to be narrowed since the tax was put in place january 1st, it brought in nearly $170,000 a month for the county. >>> the time right now is 6:06. and i am watching your money. the september unemployment report comes out this morning. economists predict 110,000 jobs were added in the last month but they believe the ton employment rate -- the unemployment rate will go up to 8.2%. that's up one tenth of a percent from last month. in the meantime mortgage rates once again hitting record lows. freddie mac has the average three year rate at 3.36%. they have led more homeowners to refinance and that could potentially help jump-start the economy. >>> in the last few minutes "consumer reports" issued the results of its tests on the iphone 5. it compared the new phone to the android. "consumer reports" found that since the iphone 5 is now on the 4g network it is as fast as the android phones but it criticized the screen. apple's 4-inch screen
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
the so-called fiscal cliff, including those tax cuts set to expire in january. >> one retail forecaster thinks certain must have presents will bring in the shoppers. there's the furby right there. there could also be lines for the ipad mini, which could be unveiled by apple as soon as two weeks from today. the calendar could give retailers a gift. thanksgiving falls very early on november 22. that gives you 32 shopping days before christmas which turns out to be the highest number possible. procrastinators delight this year. $54 for the furby. >> what does it do? >> it talks to you and it learns interactions with you, can dance to your favorite songs. it speaks furbish and there's an app for that. >> of course there is. does it give you directions? >> sticking with elmo. >>> our time 16:08. in four -- is 6:08. in four minutes a preview of tonight's presidential debates. learn how many voters could change their minds based on what they hear. >> any rain you heard on the rooftop is gone. it's really foggy in parts of the region. howhoward will tell us if we're going to see the sun today.